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Aug 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
foreign policy milestones, the end of the combat mission in iraq. he did not mention governor combey by name but president obama did challenge romney's harsh assessment of his leadership abroad. >> if you hear anyone trying to fay that america is in decline or that our influence has waned don't you believe it. here's the truth, our alliances t you bver been stronger. >> reporter: obama campaign paignials rebuked romney today inr failing to even mention the troops, veterans or the conflicts in iraq and afghanistan in his convention laidh. in texas, the president laid out fis criteria for future engagement. >> in a world of serious threats, i will never hesitate to use force to defend the united states of america or our interests. at the same time, i will only ilnd you into harm's way when it is absolutely necessary. and when we do, we will give you the equipment and the clear mission and the smart strategy and the support back home that you need to get the job done. (cheers and applause) we owe you that. >> reporter: the president will spend this labor day weekend stumping in several
Sep 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in iraq and afghanistan. and then, scott, finally one interesting thing that i heard today about this convention that kicks off here tonight is that there will be these two big speeches that will give some deep insight into who barack obama is. michelle obama's going to be the one who talks about the personal stuff. then vice president joe biden on thursday will talk about the thursday will talk about the president as commander in chief and his accomplishments. >> pelley: thank you, norah. you may recall mitt romney went to the convention hall last week to watch the well received speech of his wife, ann. well, president obama will not be here tonight. we asked nancy cordes to find out why. nancy? >> reporter: well, scott, it's because the first daughters have their first day of school today. in fact, the president's older daughter malia had her first day as a full fledged high school student. he stayed here to hold down the fort although when he was at a rally in norfolk, virginia, today he joked that perhaps the first lady's speech tonight will be better than his. >> you know, t
Sep 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
american veterans of the wars in iraq and afghanistan are competing in the para olympics in london. mark phillips met one with an incredible story. >> the wonder of the swimmers is not how fast they go, for at least one is how fast he got here, bradley snyder, a paralympics champion now, exactly one year ago he was championing another cause, the u.s. military effort in afghanistan. his job, the hurt clocker, diffusing the taleban deadly hidden bombs. the one that he did not see was the last time he saw anything. >> i recall the entirety of the event, i remember the actual blast itself and remember waking up on the ground. >> from the point when you initially came to after the blast, you still had some vision? >> a little bit in my left eye, correct, shortly thereafter it went away. >> it never came back? >> still looking for it. >> the 28 year-old navy lieutenant bradley snyder was on the naval academy swim team at annapolis, within five weeks of being blinded by the blast ... he was back in the pool. >> it started as just a friendly " let's show my family and friends that i am ok ". let
Sep 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
speech last night. he mentioned ending the war in iraq, killing osama bin laden, and he said his opponents are, as he put it, new to foreign policy. >> from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost america so dearly. after all, you don't call russia our number-one enemy-- not al qaeda, russia-- (laughter) -- unless you're still stuck in a cold war mind warp. >> pelley: right up there with al qaeda on america's lists of enemies is a family-run militant group on the border of afghanistan and pakistan, the haqqani network. today the obama administration formally declared it a terrorist organization. david martin has been following the haqqanis for years. >> reporter: the haqqani network has been linked to some of the most spectacular terrorist attacks of the afghan war. this one last year on the u.s. embassy in kabul and this giant truck bomb set off at the entrance to an american outpost last june to maim just a few. so when secretary of state clinton interrupted a trip through asia to announce the haqqani network wou
Sep 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
visited section 60 at arlington national cemetery where american troops killed in iraq and afghanistan are buried. vice president biden attended a memorial at the crash site of flight 93 in shanksville, pennsylvania, where 40 passengers sacrificed themselves to defeat the hijackers. later in this broadcast, chip reid will have the story of one of the victims and a discovery on her computer, a dream that is now being fulfilled. now, imagine this: the next president is about to take office when he suddenly disappears. well, it has just happened in china. everyone wants to know what has happened to xi jinping, the man who is supposed to take over next month. our state department correspondent margaret brennan has been looking into this. >> reporter: the last photo of the man expected to be china's next president, 59-year-old xi jinping, was taken on september 1. for the past ten days, he has not shown up at any scheduled public events. his apparent disappearance has sparked speculation in the world press. when asked about it at a news conference, a chinese foreign ministry spokesman refus
Sep 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
-- known to most as rone-- spent two decades as a navy seal, serving multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. glen doherty-- who went by ic.b"-- was also a former seal and an experienced paramedic. d- reporter: she saved for last yan ambassador she had hand- selected to help the libyan >> i w build a new government. hris steveonored to know was knoor chris stevens. he was known not only for his courage but for his smile-- goofy but contagious. for for his sense of fun and that california cool. >> rep >> reporter: mrs. clinton condemned the ongoing violence outside u.s. embassies in the , libya,orld. >> the people of egypt, libya, yemen, and tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob. >> >> reporter: president obama selled the four victims "patriots who refused to back down in the face of danger." >> to you, their families and colleagues, to all americans, be forhis: their sacrifice will never be forgotten. we will bring to justice those who took them from us. rains orter: then, to the l," the of "america the oaded ful," the four sets of remains were loaded into
Sep 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
during a tour in iraq in 2005. i can feel it. he says removing it would have been too dangerous. does it cause you pain? >> oh, yeah, it's extremely painful. >> reporter: in a military hospital he got hooked on painkillers. >> at first i ended up taking them the way they prescribed them. then they stopped doing anything and i took twice as much as i was supposed to be taking. it's when you start running out halfway through and you're like, oh, my god, i'm addicted to opiates, i'm a junky. >> reporter: who would refill the prescriptions if you ran out halfway through? >> that's when we had to do the seedier things like dealing with drug dealers or getting... buying drugs off someone else that has painkillers. >> reporter: long entered an army treatment program but continued to abuse drugs. he was arrested and given a bad conduct discharge, which meant he couldn't get veterans benefits for future treatment of chronic pain and p.t.s.d. >> to be honest, you're too afraid to admit a drug problem to seek any type of help. >> reporter: today's report called the problem in military medicine a
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